Another Sunset—March 14, 2012

Another spectacular sunset as seen from our backyard.  Sure hope you aren’t getting bored with these.  This one occurred last Wednesday.  The pictures were taken in raw format with a Canon EOS 5D using a 24-105mm f4.0L zoom lens.  The camera was set to daylight white balancing and using the “Standard” picture style modified for slightly increased saturation (+1).  Conversion was done using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional with corrections made for lens aberration.  I then straightened and cropped the resulting JPEG conversions in Google’s free Picasa photo editing program.

The short version of all that is that the colors and intensity you see are pretty much as they were to the naked eye with only a minor bump in color saturation, mostly in the reds.

This first shot was taken handheld at ISO 800, shutter speed 1/400th, aperture f9.0, exposure compensation -⅔:

Sunset as Casa Wicker—Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This next one was also taken handheld, but I rotated into the portrait position to capture the deep blues of the skies above the reddish hues.  The shot settings this time were ISO 250, shutter speed 1/200th, aperture f5.6, exposure compensation -⅔:

Framed to take in the dark blue skies above the reddish clouds and golden sunlight

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3 responses to “Another Sunset—March 14, 2012

  1. Thanks, Dix and Karen. Glad you enjoyed the pictures.